Courtesy Sugarbrush Resort
Vermont Convention Bureau
60 Main Street, Suite 100
Burlington, VT 05401
What’s new: Jay Peak Resort, near the Canadian border, is in the middle of a $180 million expansion. Already open are a golf clubhouse and an ice arena. Over the next year, the resort will open in phases the Hotel Jay, dedicated meeting space and a 60,000-square-foot indoor water park. Stowe Mountain Lodge added another 170 rooms to its 139-room upscale hotel in December; Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vt., has added another 100 guest rooms in a 64-unit condominium hotel. Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe has a new brewery and 30 miles of mountain bike trails.
Rooms: There are 14,000 guest rooms in the Green Mountains, including resorts, hotels, small inns and condominiums.
Location: The Green Mountains, long-known as a ski destination, cuts a vertical swath through Vermont. The ski village of Stowe, population 4,000, is its epicenter.
Getting there: Stowe and Warren, Vt., are a 45-minute drive from Burlington International Airport; Jay to the north, is about 90 minutes. Other options are Albany International Airport in Albany, N.Y.; Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn.; and the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in New Hampshire. There is also a regional airport in Rutland, Vt. Highway 100, a scenic highway, runs north to south from Canada to the Massachusetts border with mountain views all along the way. Interstate 89 serves the mid-section of the Green Mountains region, including Stowe.